I’ve been looking for some fun art to create for Valentine’s day and thought it would be cool to work with crayons after seeing so many amazing melted crayon pieces over the past few months.
Melted crayons can create some beautiful pieces and there’s so many ways to get creative with colors.
I decided to make a melted crayon heart on canvas using a rainbow of colors for a more vibrant, colorful look!
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Step 1. Before starting, you’ll want to cover up the floor and work space where the melted crayon could splatter. I used trash bags.
Now to get the crayons and heart centered, sketch out a heart pattern. I traced a paper heart onto the canvas and then gathered my crayons.
Step 2. Arrange the crayons around the heart to determine the exact placement they’ll need to be glued to. I used about 40 crayons. This part was a little trickier than it looked, since the spacing took some time to get right.
Step 3. Hot glue each crayon to the canvas along the outline of the heart you drew.
Step 4. This is where the magic happens. Grab a blow dryer and set it on high heat. Apply the air to the crayons working from the middle down to the tip. It may take some experimenting, but after a few minutes the crayons will start melting. I melted the crayons at various angles to get an array of splatters. Note: This step will take some patience. You’ll need about 1 hour of uninterrupted time to complete the entire project. I had to spread out the melting over a couple of days since I only had so much time.
The end result will be a beautiful melted crayon masterpiece you can share with a loved one or use to decorate your home.
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